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Definition 1: the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning - [noun denoting act]

(distribution is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

(... is a kind of distribution ) the act of distributing something to designated places or persons

"the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum"

(... is a kind of distribution ) distributing again

"the revolution resulted in a redistribution of wealth"

(... is a kind of distribution ) the act of dispensing (giving out in portions)

(... is a kind of distribution ) the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan

"the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"

(... is a kind of distribution ) the act of distributing playing cards

"the deal was passed around the table clockwise"

(... is a kind of distribution ) distribution of part of the federal tax income to states and municipalities

(... is a kind of distribution ) a distribution in shares

Definition 2: the commercial activity of transporting and selling goods from a producer to a consumer - [noun denoting act]

(distribution is a kind of ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

(... is part of distribution) the commercial processes involved in promoting and selling and distributing a product or service

"most companies have a manager in charge of marketing"

Definition 3: the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where distribution or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • worldwide in distribution
  • the distribution of nerve fibers
  • in complementary distribution

Synonyms for distribution in the sense of this definition

(distribution is a kind of ...) the property possessed by an array of things that have space between them

(... is a kind of distribution ) (linguistics) a distribution of related speech sounds or forms in such a way that they only appear in different contexts

(... is a kind of distribution ) the dispersion or spreading of something that was originally localized (as a people or language or culture)

(... is a kind of distribution ) the property of being diffused or dispersed

(... is a kind of distribution ) the distribution of nerve fibers to an organ or body region

(... is a kind of distribution ) a haphazard distribution in all directions

Definition 4: (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for distribution in the sense of this definition

(distribution is a kind of ...) an organized structure for arranging or classifying

"he changed the arrangement of the topics" "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original" "he tried to understand their system of classification"

(... is a kind of distribution ) a flat distribution having equal frequencies of occurrence

(... is a kind of distribution ) a distribution of observed frequencies of occurrence of the values of a variable

(... is a kind of distribution ) a theoretical distribution with finite mean and variance

(... is a kind of distribution ) a theoretical distribution that is a good approximation to the binomial distribution when the probability is small and the number of trials is large

(... is a kind of distribution ) items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population

(... is a kind of distribution ) a theoretical distribution of the number of successes in a finite set of independent trials with a constant probability of success

(distribution belongs to category ...) a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters

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